How “Mary Poppins” Inspired One of the Best Comedy Writers of Our Era

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Though much of the Mary Poppins-related attention today will be directed at the new Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” I’m reminded of a different story about everybody’s favorite flying nanny and how she influenced someone I consider to be one of the best comedy writers of our era: Phil Rosenthal. If his name isn’t familiar [Read More...]

Tim Conway’s Hilarious (and Spiritual) Life

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You should always follow your mother’s advice. Well, almost always. Consider this story that actor and comedian Tim Conway shared in his recent “Christopher Closeup” interview and in his new memoir, “What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life.” During his third year starring in the 1960’s hit sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” Tim got a call from his [Read More...]

There’s a Lot of Beauty in Ordinary Things: The Brilliance of “The Office” Series Finale

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“There is a crack / A crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen In the history of TV sitcoms, “The Office,” which ended its nine season run on May 16, certainly had its share of cracked characters. But the show proved the last part of that Leonard Cohen lyric as [Read More...]

Mother Dolores Hart Discovers Twitter at the Christopher Awards

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More pictures from the 2013 Christopher Awards ceremony, which was held last night, will be coming soon. But for today, I’m sharing this cute shot taken by Olga Segura of “America” magazine. It shows “America’s” Associate Editor, Kerry Weber, teaching Mother Dolores Hart what Twitter is. So if “the nun who kissed Elvis” suddenly sets [Read More...]


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